Monday, March 28, 2011

A few weeks ago, I was out to lunch with some friends and I had my very first encounter with another person wearing an insulin pump. When my food came I immediately started calculating on my pump. The woman sitting next to us asked me if I was diabetic. I said I was, and she excitedly told me that her young son (maybe 8 years old) sitting at their table was also a pump-wearing diabetic and would love to see mine. I jumped out of my seat so we could trade pumps--with tubing stretched across the table. He was so cute! It was the weirdest thing to see someone else in my situation. I don't come across very many diabetics, so when I do, it's always a good experience.

1 comment:

  1. I know just what you mean! My 7 year old daughter has type 1 and has had a pump since Christmas. We take it off and hand it to the attendant for safekeeping when we go swimming, and I always explain what it is. Last time, the attendant was one jump ahead of me - before I could explain, she admired the hand-crocheted bag we keep it in and said "That's lovely, my friend always just stuffs his pump in his jeans pocket". We were thrilled!